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Muditha M. Senanayake

Muditha Senanayake is an expert in apparel product development, production and management, quality management, sourcing and supply chain management, and method study and time measurement with extensive executive industry experience in operations and research and development in the United States and overseas. His  research interests include apparel mass customization and  personalization, technology integration and development, and mixed mass production and mass customization apparel manufacturing. He has professional qualifications as a chartered textile technologist.


Senanayake has received a number of internal and external grants and is an active grant proposal writer for improving teaching with modern digital technologies and interactive computer simulations.

Recent Grants and Fellowships:

  • 10-year commitment of AIMS360 ERP system software grant to Cal Poly Pomona Department of Apparel Merchandising and Manufacturing, $1,140,000 (2016)
  • University of California -California State University collaboration grant program, “Need Analysis: Assessing Technology Literacy Skills for Hispanic and other Minority College Students,” $10,000 (2011-13)
  • ETON Systems, Mass customized apparel manufacturing analysis using computer simulation of ETON Systems Unit Production System, $ 13,362 (2009)
  • Textile and Clothing Technology Corporation [TC] 2, Research to quantify new product development methods, $ 8,000 (2004)
  • Internal grants, $156,000 (2006 – present)

Selected Publications:

  • With S. Min, S. Lyu, “Teaching 3D Virtual Prototyping Program, TUKA 3D, in a Classroom: Students’ Reflection and Learning Outcomes,” ITAA Annual virtual conference, Nov. 2020
  • With S. Lyu and S. Huynh, “Innovative Teaching for Real-World Capstone Experience in Apparel Production,” 2019 Annual Conference, ITAA (Las Vegas), Oct. 2019
  • Interactive Computer Simulation Tool to Improve Cutting Room Decision Making,” Poster Paper and Back up Presentation, 2017 AATCC International Conference (Wilmington NC), March 28-30, 2017
  • With A. Raheja and Y. Zhang, “Automated human body measurement extraction: Single digital camera (webcam) method – phase 1,” 30 International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology 2,, pp.175-194, 2018
  • With Jiangning Che, “A Statistical Analysis for Correlation Approach to Compensate the Measured CIELAB Colorimetric Data for Temperature Alterations,” Journal of Color Research and Application, 2017
  • With J. Che and L. Rong, “A Comparative Study on the Dependency of Color Measurement on Surface Temperature,” Journal of Coloration Technology, 132(2): 144-152, 2016
  • “Apparel Technology Integration and Development for Purchase Activated Manufacturing” in  Managing Complexity: Proceedings of the 8th World Conference on Mass Customization, Personalization, and Co-Creation (MCPC 2015) – Proceedings in Business and Economics (ISBN 978-3-319-29058-4) (J.  Bellemare, S. Carrier and F. Piller, eds.; Springer, 2017)])
  • “Product Development in the Apparel Industry” in Garment Manufacturing Technology (R. Nayak and R. Padhye, eds., Woodhead Publishing, RMIT University, 2015)
  • With Jiangning Che, “An Analysis of the Thermochromism Properties of Colored Composite materials,” Proceedings of the CAD RETEC 2015 Conference, Oct 4-6, 2015
  • With P. Kilduff and B. Grier, “Apparel Technology Integration and Development for Purchase Activated Manufacturing,” Proceedings of the 8th World Conference on Mass Customization, Personalization, and Co-Creation: Managing Complexity, Oct 21-23, 2015 [Available in Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics, ISBN 978-3-319-29058-4,]
  • With Trevor Little, “Mass Customization: Points and Extent of Apparel Customization,” International Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, Volume 14, Issue 2, 2010


What California’s new law means for garment workers and business,”  Marketplace Radio, Nov. 11, 2021


B.S. (Engineering), University of Moratuwa (Sri Lanka)

M. Textiles (MT), Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management; and Ph.D., Textile Technology Management, North Carolina University


English and Sinhala

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